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Title: Computational fluid dynamics study of middle turbinectomy
Authors: Mohammed, Zuber
Kamarul Arifin, Ahmad, Dr.
Suzina, Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Dr.
Rushdan, Ismail, Dr.
Mohammad Zulkifly, Abdullah, Prof.
Ibrahim Lutfi, Shuaib, Prof.
???metadata.dc.contributor.url???: mdzubairmanipal@gmail.com
aekamarul@eng.usm.my
suzina@kb.usm.my
rushdan@kb.usm.my
mezul@eng.usm.my
Ibrahim@amdi.usm.edu.my
Keywords: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD);Middle turbinate;Velocity;Resistance
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2012
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Citation: p. 338-341
Series/Report no.: Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICoBE 2012)
Abstract: A computational fluid dynamics study has been carried out using a three-dimensional nasal cavity model reconstructed based on computed tomographic images of a healthy Malaysian adult nose. This normal model was then subjected to virtual removal of the middle turbinate from the left half of the nasal cavity. Navier-Stokes and continuity equations for steady airflow were solved numerically to examine inspiratory nasal airflow. The result of this turbinectomy was compared with the normal case. For a flow rate of 20L/min, the resistance obtained for normal and middle turbinate removal was 0.89 Pa-min/L, and 0.71 Pa-L/min respectively. Around 15.65% of the flow reached olfactory region when the middle turbinates were removed resulting in the increase in average velocity in the region by about 180%.
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URI: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6179034
http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/21365
ISBN: 978-145771989-9
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